— During last night's Culturemap Tastermaker Awards, Dai Due was named restaurant of the year, Oasthouse Kitchen and Bar as best new restaurant, Olamaie's Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas as chefs of the year, Juniper's Nicholas Yanes as rising star chef, Janina O'Leary as pastry chef, The Townsend as bar with Justin Elliott as bartender, and many more.
— Learn all about Snow's BBQ's pork steak over on Texas Monthly.
— In-N-Out Burger is making its way to Lubbock.
— Hotelier Liz Lambert is adding another spot to her portfolio: Austin Hotel on South Congress. She'll soon have a total of four hotels in the area, including Hotel San Jose, Hotel San Cecilia, and the forthcoming Hotel Magdalena in 2018.
— There's a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the owners of Nau's Enfield Drug after Lambert Labay had a heart attack in February.
— One of Austin’s favorite taco chains, Tacodeli, is coming to Houston. It will open this fall.
— Madelyn Kay, bartender at Vox Table and Ms. Speed Rack Texas winer, enjoys Alessio Bianco vermouth in the summer.
— A second Moviehouse & Eatery is coming to William Cannon Drive, scheduled to open in March 2018.
— Juliet beverage director Jeramy Campbell won the Experience Cognac competition in New York with his Heard It Through The Grapevine cocktail, and gets to travel to the French area.
— Austin food blogger What Jew Wanna Eat is publishing a Jewish desserts cookbook, out in September.
— Foursquare figured out the country’s most popular beer gardens, with Banger’s at the top, followed by The ABGB and Craft Pride.
— The Statesman profiled Austin's first restaurant delivery service from 1986, Eat Out In. Then-participating places included Chinatown, shuttered Katz's Deli, Chuy's, and County Line.